Eating frustrations can be bad enough some days but I find myself making myself MORE frustrated when I put together elaborate meals for my son and he ends up eating not even half. I was nearly in tears this morning as I made scrambled eggs, sausages, hash browns, and toast for breakfast and my toddler ate about three bites of everything and then said “all done.”
Mom’s… we do it to ourselves. Did he need an elaborate breakfast? Was it really “special”? I thought it was, my 2 year old didn’t think it was any different from breakfast from any other morning. Next time instead of having three different pans going trying to season things properly, timing the eggs to be done at the same time as the toast, and making sure everything is perfect, I’m going to simply sit him down with a bowl of cereal and call it a day. Will he care that it didn’t take me 15 minutes of slaving over a stove to make? Heck no! In fact he might even eat more since its easy on the go food that he can shovel into his mouth with his hands and there’s no threat of mess.
So mom, remember to keep it simple when it comes to snacks and food if all you care about is your child eating enough and save those “special” meals for when they’re older and can actually appreciate the food that is put in front of them.